REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous dafYoma 11
YOMA 11 (27 Teves) - dedicated to the memory of Chana Elka Krieger, Z"L,
wife of Hagaon Rav Yisrael Avraham Abba Krieger (author of Yad Yisrael on
Rambam and other Sefarim), by their son, Benayahu Krieger.
(a) The Torah wrotes: "u'Chesavtam al Mezuzos Beisecha u'vi'She'arecha"
(va'Eschanan). From "Beisecha" we learn that all the doors of our houses
require a Mezuzah.
Which three locations (besides the gate of the house -
whose definition is unclear) do we learn from "u'vi'She'arecha"?
(b) Do the gates of a town in which some of its residents are non-Jews,
require a Mezuzah?
(c) Then why did the inhabitants of Mechuza not fix a Mezuzah to the
archways on which the Akra de'Kubi were built?
(d) Why should they nevertheless have been obligated, and on what grounds
were they in fact, exempt?
(a) How often must one examine the Mezuzos of ...
(b) When does a Shul require a Mezuzah, and when is it exempt?
- ... a private house?
- ... a community house?
(a) What happened to Artavin when the officer caught him fixing a Mezuzah to
the gates of the upper-market of Tzipori (Some say that Artavin means a
(b) Why was he not immune to danger because he was a Sheli'ach Mitzvah?
(c) From whom do we learn that?
(a) Rav Kahana interprets 'Mipnei she'ha'Nashim Ne'osos Bahen' to mean
'because women bathe there'.
On what grounds does Rav Yehudah disagree
(b) How does *he* interpret 'Mipnei she'ha'Nashim Ne'osos Bahen'?
(c) What is their basic Machlokes?
(a) How does Rav Yehudah reconcile his opinion with the Beraisa, which
obligates the fixing of a Mezuzah to a stable if it is used by women as a
Answers to questions
(b) Store-houses and stables too, is a Machlokes Tana'im.
How does Rav
Kahana explain the Beraisa, where, after having listed a Beis ha'Merchatz
among those that are Patur from Mezuzah, the Tana adds 've'she'ha'Nashim
Ne'osos Bahen (which *he* interprets to mean 'bathe there')? Why is this not
simply a repetition?
(c) Rav Yehudah maintains that there is no Machlokes regarding store-houses
and stables, that all Tana'im agree that they are Patur.
Kashya does the Gemara ask on him?
(a) Even the Tana who obligates store-houses and stables, exempts 1. a
'Beis-Sha'ar, 2. an Achsadra and 3. a Mirpeset', from a Mezuzah. What are
these, and why are they Patur?
(b) Is there any divergence of opinion regarding whether a bathroom,
tannery, bathe-house and Mikveh require a Mezuzah?
(c) What is the Tana's source for exempting the Har ha'Bayis, the Lishkos
and the Azaros from a Mezuzah?
(a) Rav Shmuel bar Yehudah cited a Beraisa which exempts six types of doors
from Mezuzah. Which three does he add to the four (types of storehouses
(b) What is a Sha'ar ha'Madi?
(c) How does Rav Shmuel bar Yehudah explain the fact that the Tana begins
with six, and then goes on to list seven?
(d) In which case will the Rabbanan agree that a Sha'ar ha'Madi is Chayav
(a) Which two conditions does Rebbi Meir require before an archway can be
(b) What is now the basis of the Machlokes between Rebbi Meir and the
(a) We learned in a Beraisa that a Shul, a house belonging to a woman or one
that belongs to two partners, is *Chayav* Mezuzah.
Why would we have
thought that they are *Patur*?
(b) What do we learn from the Pasuk in Eikev "Lema'an Yirbu Yemeichem ..."?
(c) What does Rava finally learn from "Beisecha"?
(a) In another Beraisa, we learned that a Shul, a house belonging to
partners or that of a woman *are* all subject to Nega'im (Tzara'as Batim).
Why would we have thought that they are *not*?
Answers to questions
(b) Seeing as they *are*, why does the Torah write "u'Va Asher *Lo
(c) What is the first answer to reconcile this Beraisa with another Beraisa
which precludes a Shul from Nega'im?
(d) How do we then establish even the *first* Beraisa like the Rabbanan?